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Blog posts for January 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

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XWiki at FOSDEM 2015

XWiki SAS is pleased to announce that a part of the team will be participating in FOSDEM 2015, in Brussels (Belgium).

FOSDEM is the biggest Open Source event in Europe, where communities can meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.

FOSDEM is free to attend. There is no registration. Just turn up! 

Learn PAd partners met in Ölten, Switzerland

On January 8 and 9 2015, all the Learn PAd consortium members got together for a work session in the FHNW school located in Ölten, Switzerland. The meeting occurs every 3 months and on this occasion participants presented the latest improvements, progress and new ideas. The latest meeting was the last one before the first year review by the European Union. The focus was on planning what will be demonstrated at the end of March review, a first prototype of a simple use case of the project.

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The day before the global meeting (on the 7th), we also had a work session with two of the partners.  The goal was to fine-tune the description of the platform's architecture. The session was reawarding and we even gained a new XWikier!

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These meetings are also a good occasion to meet the new people in each team and get to know the environment in which the partner who is hosting the meeting works in. Ölten is a small city, but we really enjoyed the stay and it seems like a very nice place to live in.

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The XWiki File Manager Application

The XWiki File Manager Application lets users organize files inside XWiki using a tree hierarchy of folders. The app supports all standard operations, such as move, rename, copy, delete on both files and folders. 

Drag & drop can be used to upload new files, as well as modify the folder hierarchy. A wide range of files types can be viewed or played straight from the wiki. This includes PDF and office documents, audio and view files.

On the application home page you'll notice the tree of folders on the left and the file livetable on the right. To get started you should create a folder, after which you will be able to upload a file in the folder you have just created.

You can organize the folders by drag and drop or you can use the context menu to create new folders or to rename them.

The livetable lists the files associated with the currently selected node in the tree. To upload a new file in the current folder you will have to click on the New File button from above the livetable.

Clicking on a file link from the livetable will take you to the file view. Here you can view or play the file. Most of the standard file types are supported.

For a more detailed list of features please read the File Manager Application extension page. We also recommend installing the application using the Extension Manager.